A few years ago I met the bravest 16 year old girl I think I will ever know. Her name was Tegla, and she lived in West Pokot, Kenya where drought is common and life is hard. She had run away from her parents because they wanted her to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and well, she didn't.
While the Netherlands has always been a champion of international development, Dutch aid relative to national income is expected to fall to just 0.55% by 2017 – its lowest level in more than four decades. Our new report out today, reveals these cuts are bad news for the Dutch economy as well as the world's poorest.
Every year, Foreign Policy magazine publishes 'Postcards from Hell': photos from “the world’s 50 worst places”. Are these really the worst places, full of nothing but disease, poverty, terrorism and war? As a reality check, GuardianWitness wants you to send in pictures that reveal a different side to life in these count...
Neymar. Dempsey. Suarez. Messi. Robben. These are some of the stars of the 2014 World Cup. There’s one more name you should know: Ricardo Teixeira, aka “Tricky Ricky”. He was one of three senior FIFA officials who took bribes from marketing firm ISL which was awarded valuable World Cup TV and radio rights.
All over France, strange postcards have been landing on the desks of MPs, policy makers and journalists. The message is simple but controversial: be more like the English. But before you think we've lost our minds here at ONE, there is method in our madness.
It's true: ONE members in Brazil are so excited about the World Cup, but what we really love is the idea of keeping the whole country together. Extreme poverty and sustainable development are issues that really grab our attention. Here's what motivates some other ONE members from Brazil to campaign with ONE.
Last week, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the government’s much-anticipated new aid policy and performance framework, calling it a “new paradigm” for the world’s tenth largest donor country. Here's the good, the bad, and five key steps that could be taken by the government to truly transform the...
Yesterday, there was no escape from ONE in the European Parliament, Brussels. Over 130 Youth Ambassadors took the ONE VOTE 2014 campaign to the European Parliament. As the biggest bilateral aid donor, Europe has an important role to play in the fight against extreme poverty.
Across Africa, in schools and parks, on beaches and streets; goal posts are improvised, teams are assembled, and tomorrow's World Cup stars show off their skills. Crowd-sourced from the talented photographers of Flickr, here are 15 of the best images that capture how Africa plays football.
DRC musician Mista Poa talks about his track 'Jembe', a Kiswahili word for 'hoe'. He sees it as a symbol for cooperation and hopes that Congolese people from many ethnic backgrounds unite, like farmers working a single field, to make the DRC a better place for the next generation.
At ONE we've been keeping an eye on the football, but have another really big goal we are focussed on: making sure every child around the world gets basic, life saving vaccines. So in a shameless attempt to satisfy your World Cup hunger, we've rounded up what we think are the five best goals of the tournament so far.
When I first had to contact European Parliament candidates, I was very anxious and stressed. But I soon realised that politicians are in fact normal people; most of them were happy to talk to their constituents and were really curious about me.
Today in Canberra, Australia, Martin Tisné of the Omidyar Network and Nick Gruen of Lateral Economics launched 'Open for Business', a report showing that if G20 economies opened up government data they could boost cumulative economic growth by 1.1 percentage points. But what could this mean for developing countries?
By almost any definition, the struggle to educate all the world's children is an emergency. When 57 million children worldwide (more than half of whom are girls) are not in school, that’s an emergency. And yet there is not much urgency around the world to get more kids in school and give them a quality education.
Our Youth Ambassadors have been on TV, met Bill Gates, and debated with the Ghanaian President, His Excellency President Dramani Mahama. Now two Belgium Youth Ambassadors are talking the ONE VOTE 2014 to the radio waves to spread the message even further.